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GHCA September Meet & Greet!

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GHCA September Meet & Greet!
FREE Online at https://bit.ly/2QjhMOf

Join us at Mojito’s for a SPECIAL EDITION of our bimonthly MEET & GREET with the taste of CUBA!
Connect with the construction community in Georgia including a wide variety of industry professionals, contractors, suppliers, corporate and community partners. Enjoy complimentary appetizers. Cash bar is also available.

Letter from Chairman of the Board

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It is now official!! Please give a warm welcome to these amazing leaders to our GHCA community.

The Chairman’s Message

It gives me great pleasure to announce some important changes to the leadership of the GHCA. Maricielo Fuller will take the role of Executive Director for the GHCA. Maricielo brings significant experience in community services as a consultant in Corporate Social Responsibility, Communications and Public Relations and has been instrumental in orchestrating the GHCA’s annual Gala in the past three years. As the Program and Marketing Director, Maricielo has coordinated the Education and Training programs during 2018 as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of strategic Marketing Plans and has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our association. Andrea Rivera will stand down as the Interim Director though she will continue to be an Ambassador for the GHCA. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank Andrea for her contributions and wish her much success.

The Board of Directors welcomes two new members to the Board; Albert Assad and Kevin Lares. Each of them brings deep community knowledge, a passion for philanthropy and the desire to envision an ambitious future for the GHCA to meet the growing needs of our industry. Our newest Board members embody the spirit of community and bring their time, talent and treasure to the table. We are grateful for their membership and look forward to their contributions.

 

Wilson Tomala 

Chairman of the Board – Georgia Hispanic Construction Association

 

                                   

 

GALA awards nominations are open now!

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Join us at the Georgia Hispanic Construction Awards GALA “DREAM BIG to help us recognize the outstanding contributions and the success of Hispanic contractors and those organizations that advocate the advancement of our community.

The GHCA Board of Directors and the Gala Committee members request your participation in the selection of the winners of the 7th Awards GALA to be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place.

These should be companies, entities and individuals that have proof of an outstanding performance over the last years and that serve as an example within the Construction industry in Georgia.

*Please submit your nominations before Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 via email info@georgiahca.org

Your nomination must include:

1. Company, individual, organization

2. Name, Position/ email/ telephone of the Contact

3. Category

4. Brief Description

5. Why do you think your nominee should be recognized in this category

 

DESCRIPTION OF EACH CATEGORY

 

Contractor of the Year (51% Hispanic-Owned)

Nominee must be a Hispanic contractor, trade contractor, remodeler or service company who excels in being an intricate part of the success of a project by providing specialized industry services. Company is an A player.

For example Trades such as Painting, Roofing, Flooring contractors, etc. Examples of service such as material or equipment suppliers, Accounting, Consulting, Janitorial, Legal, Printing, Signs, Insurance.

 

DESCRIPTION OF EACH CATEGORY

Contractor of the Year (51% Hispanic-Owned)

Nominee must be a Hispanic contractor, trade contractor, remodeler or service company who excels in being an intricate part of the success of a project by providing specialized industry services. Company is an A player.

For example Trades such as Painting, Roofing, Flooring contractors, etc. Examples of service such as material or equipment suppliers, Accounting, Consulting, Janitorial, Legal, Printing, Signs, Insurance.

Women Owned Business of the Year (51% Woman and Hispanic Owned)

Nominee must be well-established, woman and Hispanic owned construction or services company that has established exemplary performance in the construction industry.

Excellence in Construction – Hispanic Worker

Nominee must be a Hispanic Field worker or Professional that has performed and demonstrated excellence and leadership in construction. For example Field worker: Superintendent, Foreman, Crew leader. For example Professional: Safety Director, Project Manager, Supervisor or Coordinator.

Partner/Advocate of the Year

Nominee must be a Company or individual that has gone above and beyond to provide opportunities and/or resources to the Hispanic construction industry that enables growth and success of Hispanic firms. For example: corporation that reaches out to the Hispanic community to promote participation in their projects, or a partner that supports the GHCA and the community.

Safety

Nominee must be a Company or individual that has gone above and beyond to provide a safe work environment and/or provides safety resources or education.

For more information contact us at (404) 229-8070.

Su compañia de construcción necesita de un Plan de Seguridad y no sabe por dónde empezar?

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Su compañia de construcción necesita de un Plan de Seguridad y no sabe por dónde empezar?
Acompáñenos a través de 4 sesiones, de dos horas cada una, para diseñar un plan de seguridad que beneficiará a su empresa a corto, mediano y largo plazo.
Expertos en el área de seguridad le ayudarán paso a paso a establecer un esquema de seguridad para su empresa, lo cual le evitará multas y más importante, protegerá la vida y bienestar de sus empleados.
El costo total del Taller es $250 pero gracias al patrocinio de Georgia Power lo ofreceremos a $50 para miembros de la Asociación de Construcción Hispana de Georgia y $75 para no miembros.
Regístrese ya en: https://bit.ly/2MSgze0

Your construction company needs a security plan and you don’t know where to start?
Join us through 4 sessions, two hours each, to design a security plan that will benefit your company in short, medium and long term.
Experts in the security area will help you step by step to establish a security scheme for your company, which will avoid fines and more important, protect the life and well-being of your employees.
The total cost of the workshop is $ 250 but thanks to Georgia power sponsorship we will offer it to $ 50 for members of the Hispanic Construction Association of Georgia and $ 75 for non-members.
Register now at: https://bit.ly/2MSgze0

Latinos are making an impact in construction on and off the field

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Latinos are making an impact in construction on and off the field. We share Dayra’s story of success with GHCA sponsor, Choate Construction Company.

PoH: Dayra Morales
HISPANIC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS & ENTREPRENEURS·TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018
People often say we live in a man’s world. This may be statistically true; however, it is also true that today more women than ever before are excelling into sectors that have been predominantly dominated by men.
Originally from Coahuila, Mexico and growing up surrounded by contractors and builders, Dayra Morales knew early on she wanted to belong and work in a man’s world.
“I got exposed to construction because the men in my family worked in that field. When I was little, we’d drive around as they pointed out the houses that they helped build. That’s how I knew I wanted to get into construction; I knew I wanted to help build the Atlanta skyline,” Dayra recalls.
Dayra works as a pre-construction manager at the Choate Construction Company. She puts together all the conceptual budgets for construction contracts. The architects design the buildings, and then she tells them what it will cost to build.
She received a bachelor’s in Construction Management from Southern Polytechnic State University, now Kennesaw State University. Dayra is a pioneer of bringing diversity into the construction industry. Nonetheless, she has to work twice as hard to prove her position because of her gender and race. Thankfully, instead of discouraging her, it fuels Dayra’s motivation and she is steadily advancing in the field.
“Now I’m in a level of management, and I want to get to that next step. I want more Latinas in positions like mine, so we can help one another. I feel that as women, we doubt ourselves. We often shortchange ourselves. We don’t proclaim ourselves in a skill until we are experts, but it shouldn’t be that way,” Dayra states.
Always striving to better herself and advance in her career, Dayra sees the power of joining professional organizations such as HYPE. “As a Latina post-college, it’s hard to find people like you in the workforce. I’m the first in my family to graduate from high school and college, and I want to surround myself with people who can help me advance and learn,” she says.
Dayra’s recommendations to succeed in a “man’s man’s man’s world”? Do not be afraid to ask questions, even if it makes you seem like you don’t know a lot; apply for the job, even if you think you don’t have that much of experience; AND always go after what you want proclaiming and believing in yourself.

Precision 2000, Inc – Internship Program

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We want to highlight the positive impact our Legacy Sponsor P2K has in the next generation of professionals. Precision 2000, Inc allows students and graduates gain relevant skills and experience throughout its internship Program. We join P2k in welcoming two excellent civil engineering students; Jose L. Pardo (left) and Mateo Gonzalez to Atlanta!

Welcome to Georgia Hispanic Construction Association

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Welcome to Georgia Hispanic Construction Association

Our mission is to develop and promote the Hispanic construction industry in Georgia. We strive to be the leading organization that empowers Hispanic achievement.

Government relations and advocacy

The Georgia Hispanic Construction Association works closely with private, public, government and non-profit organizations in order to identify and promote full and equitable business opportunities for our members and the construction community at large.

We also partner with other non-profit organizations and government entities to promote legislation and policy that is favorable to our community.

Training and Education

Georgia Hispanic Construction Association offers a variety of educational programs, at a minimum cost and on a continuing basis.

These programs are designed to increase safety awareness, promote better business practices and create a business opportunities for our members.

Through our partners, we can also provide members with access to various business and industry specific resources.

Business development

The Georgia Hispanic Construction Association is committed to providing members with networking opportunities among companies of various sizes to foster new business and teaming opportunities.  The Georgia Hispanic Construction Association does this through a variety of year round events and programs including:

  • Meet & Greet Events
  • Ongoing Workshops
  • Guru Apprentice Program

Board of Directors

A dedicated staff and a group of volunteers work under the direction of the Board of Directors.  Our board is made up of contractors from a wide spectrum of trades and specialties.  These are committed individuals dedicated to achieve Georgia Hispanic Construction Association’s Mission.

Enjoy endless benefits

Your membership with GHCA grants you access to unique and valuable membership benefits that will help enhance your business and achieve outstanding results:

  • GHCA is your voice in the industry.
  • GHCA advocates for greater inclusion of Hispanic business in the marketplace.
  • GHCA provides networking opportunities with General Contractors and industry representatives.
  • GHCA creates opportunities for members to network among peers.
  • GHCA provides technical programs, including: Blueprint Reading, Bidding, Cost Estimating and Safety Training.
  • Provides Business Development services including: Minority Certification, Business Administration, Contractor Licensing and other requirements to establish or grow your business.
  • GHCA provides referrals and matching services.
  • GHCA keeps members informed about regulations affecting the construction business, as well as assisting and guiding members through these processes.